Last Thursday, I was in Kilkenny City and I had a few hours to spare. I drove around the lovely streets remembering when I used to come there shopping with my mother many moons ago. The traffic congestion remains the same. I did what a lot of people do in our towns and cities and that is to find the big shopping centre.

Google led me to MacDonagh Junction. Shopping centres are so convenient when time is scarce. I decided to have my lunch in the very inviting courtyard area. The sun was shining and it was a perfect day to eat outside. When confronted with a lot of restaurants it is strange how we make choices.